Type
Crossword
Description

liquid water on Earth, 70% of the surface hydrosphere
processes that water circulates through water cycle
the top layer of a body of water, water that collects on the surface surface water
a portion of land drained by a river river basin
water found under the sea, can be fairly inactive or can be where plates meet ocean basins
water found underground in cracks and spaces under soil, sand and mud ground water
liquid risen to the surface spilling, or is about to spill wells
substance that provides nourishment needed for growth and to stay alive nutrient
a large natural or artifical lake used as a source of water supply reservoir
a solid inorganic substancer of natural occurance minerals
occurs when a gas dissolves into anothr solute dissolved gases
a tidalmouth of a large river, where the tide meets the stream estuaries
part of the largest aquatic system of the planet marine ecosystems
rising of seawater, magma or other liquid upwelling
a neutral area serving to seperate hostile forces or nations buffer zones
a largely unexplored part of the largest aquatic system on the planet deep ocean ecosystem
a microorganism, especially a bacterium causing fermentation or disease microbe
suitable for drinking potablility
microscopic bubbles of gaseous oxygen mixed in with water and available to certain animals dissolved oxygen
a salt or estar of nitric salt nitrates
a figure expressing the acidity of a solution pH
a salt or estar of phosphoric acid phosphates
the cloudiness or haziness of fluid caused by large numbers of particles, normally invisible to human eyes turbidity
refer to organisms species or community with characteristics showing specific conditions biological indicators
saltiness of a body of water salinity
observing and checking the process of something as state changes or shifts moniter
quality of water water quality
dissolves or can dissolce solvent
how water is cared for water treatment

Hydrosphere Crossword Puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

any process that improves the quality of water to make it more acceptable for a specific end-use Water treatment
the following of practices that protect Earth’s resources Stewardship
is water that is safe to drink or to use for food preparation Drinking water
a rule or directive made and maintained by an authority Regulations
pollution that comes from a single, identifiable site Point pollution
pollution that comes from many places or an unidentified source Nonpoint pollution
one of the longest rivers in North Carolina, several parts of the river are impounded by dams for water, power, and flood control Yadkin PeeDee
a living organism that gives us an idea of the health of an ecosystem Biological indicators
the saltiness of a body of water Salinity
an instrument or device used for observing, checking, or keeping a continuous record of a process or quantity Monitor
refers to the chemical, physical, biological, and radiological characteristics of water Water quality
in the solution, the substance that does the dissolving Solvent
the movement of cold, nutrient rich water from the deep layers of the ocean up to the surface Upwelling
an area of land designated for environmental protection Buffer zones
the deep sea of deep layer is the lowest layer in the ocean Deep ocean ecosystem
a microorganism, or a living thing that cannot be seen without a microscope Microbes
safe to drink; drinkable Potable
refers to microscopic bubbles of gaseous oxygen that are mixed in water and available to aquatic organisms for respiration Dissolved oxygen
a salt or ester of nitric acid Nitrates
a measure of how acidic or how basic a liquid is pH
a salt or ester of phosphoric acid Phosphates
a measure of how clear water is Turbidity
a shaft sunk into the ground to obtain water, oil, or gas Wells
a substance that an organism needs to carry out life functions Nutrients
a large natural or artificial lake used as a source of water supply Reservoir
a solid inorganic substance of natural occurrence Minerals
gas in a simple physical solution Dissolved gases
a place where freshwater from a river meets and mixes with salt water from the ocean Estuaries
are among the largest of Earth's aquatic ecosystems Marine ecosystems
the continuous movement of water between Earth’s surface and its atmosphere Water cycle
water that collects on the surface of the ground Surface water
the area of land drained by a river and its branches River basins
water located below Earth’s surface Groundwater
a part of Earth’s surface that is covered by ocean water Oceans bains
all the water found on, above, and under Earth’s surface Hydrosphere

Hydrology Unit Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

mass of water found on, under, and over the surface of a planet. HYDROSPHERE
water present beneath Earth's surface in soil pore spaces and in the fractures of rock formations Ground water
an area or ridge of land that separates waters flowing to different rivers, basins, or seas. Watershed
study of the movement, distribution, and quality of water on Earth and other planets HYDROLOGY
of or found in fresh water; not of the sea FRESHWATER
all the waters on the earth's surface, such as lakes and seas HYDROSPHERE
an underground layer of water-bearing permeable rock, rock fractures or unconsolidated materials AQUIFER
may be anywhere on Earth that is covered by seawater OCEAN BASIN
a partly enclosed coastal body of brackish water with one or more rivers or streams flowing into it estuary
oceanographic phenomenon that involves wind-driven motion of dense, cooler, and usually nutrient-rich water towards the ocean surface, UPWELLING
The integration and application of environmental values into the military mission in order to sustain readiness, improve quality of life STEWARDSHIP
biological conversion of one or more carbon molecules CHEMOSYNTHESIS
a single identifiable source of air, Water pollution, thermal, noise or light pollution POINT SOURCE POLLUTION
introduction of contaminants into the natural environment that cause adverse change POLLUTION
saltiness or dissolved salt content of a body of water SALINITY
water pollution affects a water body from sources such as polluted runoff from agricultural areas draining into a river, or wind-borne debris blowing out to sea. NONPOINTPOLLUTION
the cloudiness or haziness of a fluid caused by large numbers of individual particles that are generally invisible to the naked eye TURBIDITY
a rapid increase or accumulation in the population of algae ALGAL BLOOM
a numeric scale used to specify the acidity or basicity(alkalinity) of an aqueous solution pH
of, found in, or produced by the sea MARINE
may be anywhere on Earth that is covered by seawater OCEAN BASIN
a substance that pollutes something, especially water or the atmosphere POLLUTANT
species that can be used to monitor the health of an environment or ecosystem. BIO-INDICATOR
change of the physical state of matter from gas phase into liquid phase CONDENSATION
rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground. PRECIPITATION
the draining away of water (or substances carried in it) from the surface of an area of land, a building or structure, etc. RUNOFF
a type of vaporization of a liquid that occurs from the surface of a liquid into a gaseous phase EVAPORATION
process of water movement through a lant and its evaporation from aerial parts TRANSPIRATION

Hydrosphere Crossword Challenge

Type
Crossword
Description

All the waters on the earth's surface, such as lakes and seas, and sometimes including water over the earth's surface, such as clouds. Hydrosphere
The cycle of processes by which water circulates between the earth's oceans, atmosphere, and land, involving precipitation as rain and snow, drainage in streams and rivers, and return to the atmosphere by evaporation and transpiration. Watercycle
The top layer of a body of water. Surfacewater
The portion of land drained by a river and its tributaries. Riverbasins
Water that collects or flows beneath the Earth's surface, filling the porous spaces in soil, sediment, and rocks. Groundwater
They can be relatively inactive in areas where deposits of sediment slowly collect or active areas where tectonic plates meet. Oceanbasins
A shaft or hole sunk to obtain oil, brine, or gas. Wells
A chemical or food that provides what is needed for plants or animals to live and grow. Nutrients
A place or cavity for storage, for anatomical structures serving as a storage space for fluids. Reservoir
A solid inorganic substance of natural occurrence. Minerals
Gas in a simple physical solution, as distinguished from gas that has reacted chemically with a solvent or other solutes and is chemically combined. Dissolvedgasses
The tidal mouth of a large river, where the tide meets the stream. Estuaries
The largest of Earth's aquatic ecosystems. Examples include salt marshes, inter tidal zones, estuaries, lagoons, mangroves, coral reefs, the deep sea, and the sea floor. Marineecosystems
A process in which deep, cold water rises toward the surface. Upwelling
A zone or an area that is a conserved natural habitat where plants and animals can thrive. They are also necessary to minimize the impacts of an adjacent land use. Bufferzones
An area deep within the ocean that serves as other animals and plants habitat. Deepoceanecosystems
A microorganism, especially a bacterium causing disease or fermentation. Microbes
Drinkable. Potability
Refers to microscopic bubbles of gaseous oxygen that are mixed in water and available to aquatic organisms for respiration. Dissolvedoxygen
A salt or ester of nitric acid, containing the anion NO3 Nitrates
A measure of hydrogen ion concentration; a measure of the acidity or alkalinity of a solution. PH
A salt of phosphoric acid. Phosphates
The cloudiness or haziness of a fluid caused by large numbers of individual particles that are generally invisible to the naked eye. Turbidity
Refer to organisms, species or community whose characteristics show the presence of specific environmental conditions. Other terms used are indicator organism, indicator plant and indicator species. Biologicalindicators
The measure of all the salts dissolved in water. Salinity
An instrument or device used for observing, checking, or keeping a continuous record of a process or quantity. Monitor
Refers to the chemical, physical, biological, and radiological characteristics of water. Waterquality
A liquid in which substances (or solutes) are dissolved forming a solution. Solvent
Is often a secondary treatment process, used to remove any materials remaining in water. Watertreatment
The conducting, supervising, or managing of something. Stewardship
A liquid suitable for swallowing. Drinkingwater
The mechanism by which an early embryo maintains normal development. Regulations
A single identifiable source of air, water, thermal, noise or light pollution Pointpollution
Is pollution that enters a waterway from diverse sources. Runoff from precipitation and atmospheric deposition are two of the most common forms of this type of pollution. Nonpointpollution

Aquatic Ecosystems Crossword Puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

What measures the amount of salts dissolved in water? salinity
Which aquatic layer has enough sunlight for photosynthesis? photic zone
Which aquatic layer is below the the photic zone? aphotic zone
Which aquatic layer is located at the very bottom of a body of water? benthic zone
What is the shallow, near-shore part of the photic zone called? littoral zone
What part of the photic zone is home to a rich amount of invertebrates? limnetic zone
What are the areas of land that are flooded with water for part of the year called? wetlands
What are the areas that are located near a river and are periodically flooded called? flood plain
What forms when freshwater from land drainage meets water from an ocean or inland sea? estuary
What is the vertical flow of cold, nutrient rich water towards the surface of a body of water? upwelling
What transports warm water rich in dissolved gases from the surface of the ocean to the depths of the ocean? downwelling
What are aquatic ecosystems with a salinity of 0.5 to 30 ppt called? brackish
What is an isolated, U-shaped body of water called? oxbow lake

Water Cycle Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

tiny droplets of water dew
a thick cloud of dew released in the atmosphere fog
water droplets that fall from clouds to the Earth's surface rain
wet pellets that are a mix of rain and snow sleet
falling ice that are in the shape of white snow flakes snow
a deposit of small ice crystal frost
a visible mass of condensed water vapor floating in the atmosphere cloud
the draining away of water runoff
is the gaseous phase of water water vapor
the process of turning from liquid to vapor evaporation
rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls from the clouds precipitation
an example of ????????????? is when a plant absorbs water through its roots transpiration
the process of vapor turning in to a liquid condensation
the solid state of water ice
a large stream of water river
a large body of water surrounded by land lake
a very large expanse of sea ocean
is water beneath the Earth's surface ground water
is water beneath the Earth's surface underground water
an extended of ice formed by falling ice glaciers
water having a large amount of salt saltwater
is a high-latitude region on a planet polarice
is the 3% of water we can use freshwater
the nature of something ingredients composition
the branch of science concerned with the properties of Earth's water hydrology
the amount of dissolved salts in water salinity

The Hydrosphere Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Another name given to Earth by astronomers and astrophysicists The Blue Planet
Type of water body ocean
Type of water body lakes
Type of water body pond
Type of water body river
Type of water body creek
Type of water body stream
The mass of water on a planet hydrosphere
Earth's largest source of water oceans
One of Earth's largest sources of freshwater glaciers
The other largest source of freshwater icebergs
Earth's largest source of liquid freshwater groundwater
The interaction between sources of water (2 words) hydrologic cycle
The conversion of liquid water to gaseous water evaporation
Emission of water vapor from plants Transpiration
The process by which water vapor turns into liquid water Condensation
Water falling from the atomosphere as rain, snow, sleet, or hail precipitation
Water that runs along the surface of the land (2 words) Surface runoff
Evaporation and condensation of a mixture to separate out the mixture's individual components distillation
The average time a given molecule of water will stay in a given water source (2 words) residence time
The measure of the quantity of dissolved salt in water salinity
Ocean water that freezes is known as (2 words) sea ice
An iceberg starts as a glacier
A dense, icy pack of snow firn
The water in soil that is not saturated (2 words) soil moisture
The imaginary line between the water-saturated soil and the soil not saturated with water (2 words) water table
The process by which water passes from above the water table to below it percolation
Lake in North America with a high salinity (3 words) Great Salt Lake
The lake in Isreal with a high salinity (2 words) Dead Sea
The cooling of a gas that happens when the gas expands (2 words) adiabatic cooling
Small particles that water vapor condenses on to form clouds (3 words) cloud condensation nuclei
cloud that has formed on the ground fog
mixture of dirt and fog smog
brownish haze from large amounts of industrial and automobile pollution (2 words) photochemical smog

Hydrosphere Crossword Challenge

Type
Crossword
Description

All the water found on, above, and under Earth’s surface. Hydrosphere
The continuous movement of water between Earth’s surface and its atmosphere Water Cycle
Water that collects on the surface of the ground; the top layer of a body of water Surface Water
The land that water flows across or under on its way to a river River Basins
Water located below Earth’s surface Groundwater
A part of Earth’s surface that is covered by ocean water Ocean Basins
A shaft sunk into the ground to obtain water, oil, or gas Wells
A substance that an organism needs to carry out life functions Nutrient
A large natural or artificial lake used as a source of water supply Reservoir
A solid inorganic substance if natural occurrence Minerals
A mixture of gas and a solute, which can be either other gases or water Dissolved Gases
A place where freshwater from a river meets and mixes with salt water from the ocean Estuary
All living and nonliving parts of a water based environment (ocean, swamp etc.) Marine Ecosystems
The movement of cold, nutrient rich water from deep layers of the ocean up to the surface Upwelling
An area of land designated for environmental protection Buffer Zones
All living and nonliving parts of the deep ocean Deep Ocean Ecosystems
A microscopic organism Microbe
How safe something is to drink Potability
The amount of gaseous oxygen dissolved in water Dissolved Oxygen
A salt or ester of nitric acid containing the anion NO3 Nitrates
A measure of how acidic or how basic a liquid is pH
A salt or ester of nitric acid containing PO43 Phosphate
A measure of how clear water is Turbidity
An organism used to monitor the health of an ecosystem Bioindicator
The saltiness of a body of water Salinity
An instrument or device used for observing, checking, or keeping a continuous record of a process or quantity Monitor
The chemical, physical, biological, and radiological characteristics of water. It is a measure of the condition of water Water Quality
In a solution, the substance that does the dissolving Solvent
Any process that makes water more acceptable for a specific end-use. Water Treatment
The following of practices that protect Earth’s resources Stewardship
Water that is safe to drink Drinking Water
A rule or directive made and maintained by an authority Regulations
Pollution that comes from a single, identifiable source Point Pollution
Pollution that comes from many sources or an unidentified source Nonpoint Pollution
North Carolina’s second largest basin Yadkin Pee-Dee River

Chapter 6 - Acids, Bases, and Solutions Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

A mixture containing a solvent and at least one solute that has the same properties throughout; a mixture in which one substance is dissolved in another. Solution
The part of a solution that is usually present in the largest amount and dissolves a solute. Solvent
The part of a solution that is dissolved by a solvent. Solute
A mixture containing small, undissolved particles that do not settle out. Colloid
A mixture in which particles can be seen and easily separated by settling or filtration. Suspension
A mixture that has only a little solute dissolved in it. Dilute Solution
A mixture that has a lot of solute dissolved in it. Concentrated Solution
A measure of how much solute can dissolve in a given solvent at a given temperature. Solubility
A mixture that contains as much dissolved solute as is possible at a given temperature. Saturated Solution
A substance that tastes sour, reacts with metals and carbonates and turns blue litmus red. Acid
The gradual wearing away of a metal element due to a chemical reaction. Corrosive
A compound that changes color in the presence of an acid or a base. Indicator
A substance that tastes bitter, feels slippery, and turns red litmus paper blue. Base
A positively charged ion formed of a hydrogen atom that has lost it electron. Hydrogen Ion
A negatively charged ion made of oxygen and hydrogen Hydroxide Ion
A range of values used to indicate how acidic or basic a substance is; expresses the concentration of hydrogen ions in a solution. pH Scale
A reaction of an acid with a base, yielding a solution that is not as acidic or basic as the starting solutions were. Neutralization
An ionic compound made from the neutralization of an acid with a base. Salt

Acids, Bases, and Salts Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

a measure of the hydrogen (hydronium) ion concentration of a solution Acidity
a substance whose water solution conducts an electric current Electrolyte
a measure of the hydroxide ion concentration of a solution Alkalinity
a substance that produces hydronium ions (H3O+) as the only positive ions when dissolved in water Arrhenius Acid
a substance that produces hydroxide ions (OH-) as the only negative ions when dissolved in water Arrhenius Base
a hydrogen atom without it's electron (consisting solely on a proton) Hydrogen Ion
A compound formed by the combination of water with a hydrogen ion, H3O+ Hydronium ion
a substance that undergoes a color change that can be used to determine when a reaction is complete Indicator
the reaction between an acid and a base to produce water and salt Neutralization
the concentration of a substance in moles per liter of solution Molarity
a logarithm of a solution's hydrogen ion concentration pH
a logarithmic scale that measures the acidity or alkalinity of a solution on a scale of 1 to 14 pH Scale
the product other than water of a neutralization reaction; an ionic substance consisting of a metallic cation and anion other than the hydroxide ion Salt

Hydrosphere Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

water stored below Earth's surface in soil and rock layers groundwater
all of the water on, under, and above the Earth hydrosphere
the continual movement of water between the land, ocean, and the air water cycle
water that collects on the surface of the ground. surface water
the portion of land drained by a river and its- |tributaries(a river or stream flowing into a larger river or lake) river basins
anywhere on Earth that is covered by seawater but geologically ocean basins are large geologic basins that are below sea level ocean basins
an element or compound that an organism must consume or synthesize in order to survive Nutrients
a large natural or artificial lake used as a source of water supply. Reservoir
natural, non living solid crystal that makes up rocks Minerals
a gas which when packaged under pressure is dissolved in a liquid phase solvent. Dissolved gases
the tidal mouth of a large river, where the tide meets the stream. Estuaries
a rising of seawater, magma, or other liquid. upwelling
A well is an excavation or structure created in the ground by digging, driving, or drilling to access liquid resources, usually water wells
as the interaction of plants, animals, and the marine environment. Marine ecosystems
an area of land designated for environmental protection. Buffer zones
A deep sea community is any community of organisms associated by a shared habitat in the deep sea Deep ocean ecosystem
a microorganism, especially a bacterium causing disease or fermentation. Microbes
microscopic bubbles of gaseous oxygen Dissolved oxygen
a salt or ester of nitric acid, containing the anion NO3− or the group —NO3. Nitrates
is a measure of the hydrogen ion concentration of a solution. pH
a salt or ester of phosphoric acid, containing PO43− or a related anion or a group such as —OPO(OH)2. Phosphates
the quality of being cloudy, opaque, or thick with suspended matter. Turbidity
any species or group of species whose function, population Biological indicators
the total quantity of dissolved salts in water Salinity
the substance that dissolves another substance Solvent